Monday, 27 December 2010

Teddy sleeps as there is Peace at Last

The Caterpillar turns into a beautiful Butterfly

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Story Sacks for use in Speech and Language Therapy

The first two story sacks are presented by Anne to Alison.  The sacks will be used by Speech and Language Therapists working with pre-school children, both at Harrogate hospital and in the community.  Alison told the members of Nidderdale branch that as many as 1 in 6 pre-school children are language deficient, and that the story sacks were a wonderful idea for helping to encourage children to talk about the books that were being read to them 

Sunday, 19 December 2010


ALYSN MIDGELOW MARSDEN - Tangled Treasures Workshop - Knit & Crochet fine coloured wires with beautiful glass beads to create small treasures which may be for jewellery, small hangings or accessories for your embroideries. Alysn will bring along a selection of materials to purchase for this workshop or you can raid your own stocks. A list of requirements will be available at the January meeting, please advise Sue Hadley if you would like to join this workshop, numbers limited.


Members Meeting with a choice of three workshops - Val Orr - Dorset Buttons; Stephanie Mawdsley - Using Wheatear stitch; Sue Hadley - Catherine Wheels (Sue Schofield ribbon kits). Please watch this space for further details of sewing kit requirements.

April Meeting

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


The Quilt Museum and Gallery hosted a fantastic two day Retreat Weekend on 13/14 November which was enjoyed by members from several branches of the EG as well as some non-members.

Tracy Franklin taught a day of Crewel Work and a day of Goldwork techniques with a choice of designs. A sandwich lunch was included as part of the package and, of course, excellent company. We had time to look at "The Freedom to Stitch" exhibition and browse in the Museum Shop. Everyone learned lots and achieved much.

Friday, 15 October 2010


Having collected together many of the rainbow squares to deliver them to The Quilt Museum in York for the forthcoming Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition which starts on 22 October, the opportunity was taken to photograph several of the Nidderdale Branch ones and a selection are included in the collage above.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

30th Anniversary of the Branch

Nidderdale Branch recently celebrated their 30th anniversary and Jo, a past chairman, cut the cake.

Get ready for Christmas

Christmas Card in Cross Stitch

Create your own Christmas Card using any technique.  The finished cards will be on show at the Christmas Meeting on 11 December 2010.